He was called Royal Palm, the 28-year-old unvaccinated girl who died of Covid in the ward dedicated to pregnant and positive women at the Second Polyclinic of Naples. She was originally from Santa Maria Capua Vetere and was hospitalized on August 29th. Doctors delivered her son by caesarean at 35 weeks. The baby is fine.
«In the days following the birth – he explains Giuseppe Bifulco, professor of gynecology and obstetrics and director of the ward for pregnant women with Covid at the Polyclinic – there was an aggravation of the respiratory picture and we had had to transfer her to intensive care for about ten days, but today she didn’t make it “.
“The woman was not vaccinated – continues Bifulco – and neither was her husband, who was also positive and currently in home isolation. We still have two girls in intensive care and the arrivals are constant, the ward is full even comparing ourselves with other colleagues in the area, many pregnant women are infected even if asymptomatic. We can only remind all women who are waiting to get the vaccine after the third month to avoid risks and a premature cesarean ».
That of the 28-year-old is the second death in the ward. Palma had realized that she was positive for Covid after a first hospitalization at the Sant’Anna and San Sebastiano hospital in Caserta, for the pregnancy of her fourth child. Then the arrival in Naples, the Cesaro birth in the 35th week, the worsening of health conditions and death.
“Since the beginning of the Covid emergency we have hospitalized about 400 pregnant women who are positive for the virus – concludes Bifulco -. Today all 8 places in the department dedicated to pregnant women who tested positive for Covid are occupied. I re-launch the appeal to get vaccinated. Those who are pregnant must also do it. There are no risks for the fetus, the real danger is Covid ».